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  1. Hello all from the Northwest Angle! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are fishing in full force up here now and it has been a good first week! We are filling limits of walleyes with some saugers mixed in. Slot fish have not been shy either, and we have had multiple 20-25" fish being caught every day. On the Minnesota side, we are fishing in 19-25 feet and the best has been anything tipped with a minnow head being jigged most of the time. Of course, you still want to be using that dead stick, as that has produced fish also. Best colors have been gold, pink and chartreuse. On the Canadian side, we have been fishing walleyes a little bit deeper in 22-28 feet of water and it has been a good bite, too. A few groups even got into some slab crappies in that 28+ feet of water. Best colors being gold and pink. Hope everyone has a great week and we hope to see you up here at Sunset Lodge this winter! Forrest Huset Sunset Lodge
  2. The wind blew enough to take the lake out of play yesterday so Mike Lindholm and I went back to the Rainy River and with a great tip from Paul Johnson at River Bends Resort we got into some really nice fish. Very nice way to beat the NW winds that howl in the fall. Check it out right here.
  3. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 10/24/16 Flag Island Resort is still OPEN! We will be open until the ice is in so, if you can get here we would be happy to have you! Fishing and hunting is great this time of year, it is our personal favorite! On the Minnesota side, the Walleye bite has been good, some successful spots have been around Soldier’s Point and Brush Island. Jigging with a minnow has been the tactic of choice in 8-20 feet. Shiners are still plentiful in the bays. The water temp has been around 45-46 degrees. Duck hunting has sure been hot, a wide variety of ducks are in the area and hunters have been limiting out in minutes. All of our Cast and Blast guests have been having great success! The duck season is open until the end of November so there is plenty of time to get in on some great duck hunting. Over on the Canadian side, Crappies have been hit or miss. The Walleye bite has been great, anglers are having luck fishing nearly everywhere. Points and bays have been specifically hot. All depths have been good in that 8-30 foot range. The water temp has been around 47-49 degrees. Trolling for Muskies have been great, the color we have seen working the best is red. The Ontario Whitetail season is still open and doesn’t close until November 15th. The bucks are moving and many trophies have been seen. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  4. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods NW Angle 10/17/16 On the Minnesota side fishing in 12-24 feet of water around Soldiers Point, NW Point, Brush Island and Mergan’s Point has been good. Points are where the fish are at! We have found that there are a lot of shinners in bays. Jigs tipped with a minnow still are the tactic of choice. The water temp is around 49 degrees. Many kinds of ducks are here and the hunting is still continuing to get better. On the Ontario side the Crappie bite is still on! The first run of emerald shinners was great and the next wave should be good as well as the number of shinners are strong. Fishing in 18-24 feet on points or gaps while jigging has been the most successful. Fall and spring are still our favorite time to fish! The fall fishing season is quickly winding down and there is still time for a last minute trip for some world class fishing! Call us today to get booked in! Until next week, good luck fishing! Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  5. https://youtu.be/Vk3WvIS1GN8 In the fall the windy days increase and when the wind blows it blows harder and LOTW can get real churned up. That's not great news but once the wind stops the water cleans up in a hurry and the fish really want to bite. Last week had some real wind that kept fishers on shore for a couple of days but when the winds stops find some cleanish water and the fish are going nuts. On this new NCOR video I will give you some of the spots to look for that clean up quick and fill with biting fish after the wind settles down. Enjoy it and have a great OCT!
  6. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 10/10/16 Here in the northwest angle over the past week we have had some varying weather from cold, windy, rainy days to sunny and cooler temperatures. The water temperature varies around 55 degrees. On the Minnesota side the Walleye/Sauger bite has been good in 8-26 feet of water. Fishing has been best on points off of large shorelines and some reefs. Shiners and perch minnows are in the bays. The tactic of choice is a jig head with a shiner or fathead. Trolling for Muskies is in full swing. We are starting to see a lot more northern ducks in the area that will stick around now until ice in and any duck hunter is in store for some great hunting. Over on the Ontario side, the Crappie bite is hot! Depths of 12-24 have been producing fish in channels leading into bays. The emerald shiners are currently spawning. For anyone looking to bag a buck, Guide Ray King has caught a lot of nice bucks on his trail cams waiting for hunters and there are still openings for you to call us to get booked in for your Ontario hunting excursion! Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  7. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 10/3/16 On the Minnesota side fishing has been good. The Walleyes and Saugers are still in the mud in 10-20 feet and the water temperature is around 59 to 60 degrees. The north side and south tip of Oak Island has been producing fish as well as American and Northwest points. The Flag Island flats have also been good. The birds have been following the shiners as well and they have been good at directing anglers to the fish. Orange and hammered gold spinners or chartreuse, gold and black ¼ to 3/8 ounce jigs tipped with a shiner has been the tactic of choice. Local ducks are still in the area for those of you who put the fishing poles away for a bit to put on some camo. Hunters have been having good luck. Over on the Ontario side fishing is still hot. The Crappie bite has slowed down a bit with the change in weather. The water temperature is around 59 degrees. Jigging in 18-28 feet with emerald shiners have been successful in channels and bays and deep holes. The deer season has opened over here and with the warm temps the deer have not been on the move as much as we would like but, there is still plenty of time to bag a trophy buck! Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  8. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 9-13-16 On the Minnesota side the Walleye bite has been in 20-24 feet. The Northwest point is hot as well as the north point of Hay. Jigging on the Norman Rocks is picking up as well as a few fish on Starren Shoals. Hammered gold, orange and pink spinners still are the colors of choice. The jig bite has been getting better as well. The water temp. is around 61-62 degrees. On the Ontario side the Walleyes are in their fall spots in 24-30 feet. The water temp is approximately 68 degrees and the jig bite has been coming back, the first part of last week the spinner bite was hot. The Canadian duck opener is open now and the ducks have been way back in the wild rice. We have been seeing a lot of Woodducks, the teal numbers seem to be down but, there are still a lot of puddle ducks around. Until next week, good luck fishing and hunting! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  9. 9.12.16 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report Hello folks! Checking back in from Sunset Lodge on beautiful Oak Island here in the Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods. We hope you all had a wonderful week! Here in the Angle, fall is beginning to take hold as leaves start turning, temps start falling and the days get shorter. We've had a fantastic week here at Sunset Lodge, fishing has been heating up as the water temps start falling. We've had guests fishing both the Minnesota side of the lake and in Ontario waters. Anglers have been doing well on both sides of the pond and have managed to land good numbers of several different species! In Minnesota waters, the water temp is 66 degrees and slowly falling. Anglers have reported good numbers of fish on the south side of Oak Island, Oak Point, down to Rabbit Ears and the east bar of Little Oak have all been giving up good numbers of walleyes and saugers in 15 to 25 feet. Look for areas that transition from deep mud to rock points and reefs and work a jig and minnow combination or pull crankbaits in these areas to put fish in the box. North of the border, in Ontario waters, boats have been fishing the Twin Island area as well as Bishop Bay and the east and west side of Falcon Island. Anglers are finding quality numbers of walleyes in these areas as well as good numbers of jumbo perch mixed in the bunch. 14 to 26 feet have been the best depths, look for offshore sunken islands and offshore rock reefs and work a jig tipped with a minnow to turn fish in these spots. Top color choices are gold, green and orange. Slab crappies have also been turning up in anglers livewells as of late, as the water temps cool these fish begin to start schooling up in shallower waters. Currently, most crappies are being caught in depths of near 30 feet next to deep rocky points and flooded timber. Small jigs with minnows work well for these conditions. If it's muskies you're after, casting large crankbaits, bucktails, and topwaters has been really moving these large predators! We've had several reports of boats seeing and landing multiple fish throughout the last week. One boat even reported boating near 20 muskies in a four day trip! The open water season is winding down folks but there's still plenty of time to get in on the fantastic fishing this area has to offer! Be sure to book your next fishing adventure with us here at Sunset Lodge! Until next week, take care and we hope to see you soon! Cale Albers
  10. Fishing report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods NW Angle 9/5/16 Happy Labor Day, we hope everyone is having a safe and fun holiday weekend! Up here in the northwest angle we have had quite a few rainy and windy days. The fish are still biting better than ever, and the fishing is only going to get better. Fall brings some of the best fishing of the year as well as some of the best wildlife to be seen! On the Minnesota side the bait fish are moving into bays and shallows. Walleye and Saugers are being caught in 10-13 feet around Flag Island and Oak Island and south of Oak in 16-27 feet. Crappies are being caught in 26-30 feet holes. The mud flats have also been hot. Spinners and bottom bouncers with a bait rig are still doing the best but anglers are still having luck pulling raps with down riggers. Soon we will be switching over to 1/4 -1/2 oz. jigs with minnows. The water temp is at 65.7 and dropping. Over on the Ontario side, the walleye bite is in 20-32 feet in fall patterns meaning that the fish are scattered and moving. The Crappies are schooling up in deep holes. Because the fish are moving into fall patterns you will find Walleyes in many different places and depths. Using spinners and good electronics works best to locate the fish. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  11. Hello everyone! Checking in from Sunset lodge here on beautiful Oak Island in the Northwest Angle on Lake of the Woods. Hope everyone had a fantastic week! Here in the Angle, summer has come to an end as the water temps are slowly cooling. The days are getting shorter and the nights are starting to get that first chill of Fall in the air. Soon the leaves on the trees will start to show their vibrant colors and the geese will begin migrating South. In the North country, September is the kick off to Minnesota's hunting seasons, whether it's deer, bear or small game. And here in the Angle it's no different, as several of these seasons are in full swing as we speak. But, September has also been known to be a fantastic month for fishing! As the water temps cool, fish start schooling and moving back shallow making for dynamite fishing when the bite is hot! Here in Minnesota waters, the water temps are between 66 and 68 degrees and slowly dropping. Anglers have been finding success in the waters between Oak and Flag Island, right out in front of the Lodge in fact! Target depths have been between 10 to 14 feet, and 20 to 24 feet. Tactics have included everything from a jig and minnow combination, bottom bouncers and spinners, to trolling crankbaits with leadcore lines. Most of the fish caught in this area have been of the "eater" size with a few slot fish mixed in the bunch. Other worthwhile locations are Little Oak Island, Four Blocks and the North side of Oak island and Soldier's point. On the Canadian side, fishing reports have been limited with the bite being so great on the U.S. side of the line. However, a few anglers are making their way into Ontario and having success catching walleyes with a jig and minnow combination, working humps and reefs in depths of 14 to 24 feet of water. Use your electronics to find fish near the structure and you'll have a good day of fishing with a full livewells for your efforts. Muskie anglers are getting in a few more weeks of casting baits trying to hook one of these toothy giants before the cold waters of October arrive and most boats targeting these fish begin trolling. Cast large bucktails, stickbaits and subsurface baits over rock points, reefs and shorelines to have a chance at landing one of these giants as they begin to pack on the pounds throughout the fall! Our very own, Samantha Norman, just caught her personal best, a 46 inch muskie yesterday! Have a great week folks and remember to book your next fishing or hunting adventure with us at Sunset Lodge! We would love to be yours hosts. Cale Albers
  12. Fishing report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods NW Angle 8/29/16 Up here in the NW Angle fishing has been good with some cooler days as well as some wind, the water temperature is around 71 degrees. On the Minnesota side fishing mainly off of reefs in 17-27 feet of water has been successful, a few days we produced fish in 10-17 feet of water on rocks. Fishing around the west bar of Little Oak, Crowduck and the west side of Garden has been the place to be. Purple and clown raps with riggers, gold spinners, and jigging when fish are up shallow on the rocks have all been tactics of choice. Over on the Ontario side the Walleye bite has been in 22-30 feet of water scattered in the mud flats using spinners and bottom bouncers. A few Crappies have been showing up. We have been seeing more wildlife lately including a bear in camp a few nights as well as big bucks on the move. Flag Island Resort has experienced guides available for hunts so keep us in mind when thinking about your fall hunting trips! We do have cast and blast packages available to help you get the most out of your stay! Until next week, Good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  13. http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forums/forum/71-lake-of-the-woods-fishing-reports-hunting/ Hello folks! Checking in from Oak Island this week, would you believe it's the last week of August already? With the fall season fast approaching, now is the time to head North to the Angle and get in on some fantastic fishing that we're experiencing and the even better fishing that's yet to come as the days get cooler and those leaves start turning! Up on the Canadian side, water temps have cooled significantly, they are hovering around the 65 degree mark. Anglers are targeting walleyes around the offshore reefs and humps in depths ranging from 15 to 25 feet. Jigs with minnows and spinners with crawlers have been producing limits of quality fish this week. With several slot fish being caught and released as well! Reports from anglers on the dock have included areas such as the reefs around Skeet Island, Deepwater Bay, Tranquil Bay, Bishop Bay and Big Narrows. Muskie hunters have been having some success this week as well! Several boats have reported seeing multiple fish, and quite a few of those fish have been hooked and landed! We've had several reports of fish in the mid 40" range and above being hauled in for a photo opportunity! Casting rock reefs offshore and shallow weedy bays have been best. Topwaters, bucktails and thrillers have been go to baits this week! In Minnesota waters, boats are reporting good numbers of walleyes and saugers around Oak Island and the areas near Four Blocks and Little Oak. Spinners with bottom bouncers and a night crawler have been stellar, as well as trolling deep diving crankbaits with leadcore or downriggers. Depths from 15 to 30 feet have been best depending on the conditions for that day. It's not to late to make an end of the summer fishing trip to the Northwest Angle on beautiful Lake of the Woods! Come stay with us at Sunset Lodge Resort on Oak Island. We would love to be the hosts for your next fishing and outdoor adventure! Until next week, take care! Cale Albers
  14. Water temps are cooling off already, the front of my shirts is covered in drool because my favorite time of the year allllllmost here.
  15. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 8/22/16 On the Minnesota side anglers have been catching Walleyes and Saugers in 18-22 feet of water on warmer days and in 20-27 feet of water on the cooler days. These fish have been caught in mud and rubble rock, west bar off Little Oak, crow duck, west bar off Garden and in the mud south of Oak Island. Fishing chartreuse, green and gold spinners with shiners and crawlers seems to be more productive compared to down rigging most days. Down rigging has been successful with fire tiger and shiner like colors. The water temperature is at 73 degree and dropping and the fish are starting to put on the feed bags. Crappies have been caught fishing off points with deep holes of 26-30 feet. Over on the Ontario side, fishing around 24-30 feet of water on top of reefs, saddles, points and wind swept areas has been productive. Fall patterns are in place and areas around Skeet have been best for numbers and size. Many 15 to 20 inch fish being caught with a few bigger ones mixed in. The jig bite is back and really starting to pick up and spinners have still been successful. The Muskie action is still going strong. The percentage of fish caught to fish seen is up. Patience has been key as there have been small windows of action most days. A high percentage of fish are being caught on bucktails as well as action on crankbaits, plastics and top water. There has been no real pattern to locations – fishermen and women have been catching them on bare rocks, reeds with rocks and weeds. Until next week, Good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  16. 8/15/16 Flag Island Resort Fishing Report, Lake of the Woods NW Angle On the Minnesota side, fishing in 12-24 feet of water with orange and hammered gold spinners with crawlers or minnows has been producing fish. Down rigging with raps has also been successful. Jigging should start picking up in a few weeks. Areas between Little Oak and Oak Island fishing near the border in the mud and rubble rock has been the place to be. Many anglers are finding the walleye as well as a few bonus crappies and perch. Over on the Ontario side, fishing in 15-22 feet in fall spots has produced fish. The Skeet reefs close to shore and area with current have been successful. The water temperature has stayed around 74 degrees. Spinners with crawler harnesses or minnows have produced. The Algae bloom was heavy this week with the low winds and the lake reefs were not that good. Muskies have been caught sunning themselves in shallow sandy bays, we had a double hit in camp this past week! Our 80-year anniversary and new ownership grand opening celebration was wonderful on Saturday, thank you to all of you who came out. We were even lucky enough to meet Charlie and Hazel Mckeever! Until next week, Good luck fishing! Guides, Dan Schmidt, Devin Rau and Jeremy Glessing Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  17. Fishing report from Flag Island Resort 8/8/16 Lately up here in the NW Angle we have had some windy days and a few thunderstorms roll through. Guests and guides have still been finding fish and taking home limits. On the MN side, the walleye bite has been good south of Oak and Little Oak. The water temperature has been at 75 degrees. The fish are in the mud in about 20-24 feet. Orange, gold and pink spinners with bottom bouncers or in line weighs with minnows or crawlers have seemed to be the trick. Recent reports of anything with red beads have really been turning the fish on. On the Ontario side the Walleyes have continued to stay in the mud and are moving into fall spots. We recommend changing presentations. The magic depths have been between 22 and 24 feet of water. We found that points, off of reefs and fall gaps have all produced fish. The water temp is at 75 degrees. Orange, gold, pink and silver spinners with bottom bouncers or in line weights have been the tactic of choice. Until next week good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  18. Hey there folks, checking in from Sunset Lodge on beautiful Oak Island in the Northwest Angle on Lake Of the Woods. Hope everyone had a great week! Here in the Angle, Mother Nature has shown us her many faces in the way of strong winds, drenching rains, bright sunny days, and one more bug hatch this season! Aside from all that our guests were still able to enjoy their time with us and get in on some fantastic fishing! In Minnesota waters, the water temps are ranging between 73 to 75 degrees. Anglers are finding walleyes and saugers in the mud areas around four blocks and Little Oak Islands. Bottom bouncers and spinners w/ crawler harnesses have been the ticket for these dog days of August. Boats are working depths of around 30 to 40 feet during the heat of the day, and gradually moving shallower in the afternoon heading towards evening. Other areas worth checking out are the mud areas around Soldier point, again working spinners and bouncers in this area as well. Hot colors have been gold, orange,pink and green. On the Canadian side, boats are finding walleyes up near Skeet Island, Monument Bay, Big Narrows, and Deepwater Bay to Tug Channel. The mud flats in these areas adjacent to reefs and humps has proven to be the best areas to target. Working raps, spinners, and jigs in the transition areas has proven best. Depths to target are 22 to 30 feet. Orange has been a hot color as the fish have been feeding heavily on crayfish. Musky fisherman have been finding fish on wind swept rock points and reefs. As well as boulders adjacent to weeds and deepwater. Casting bucktails, topwaters, and stickbaits has raised plenty of fish, and caught several others. Fish in the 40" plus range have been a common report, as well as some giants up near 50"! Until next week folks, have a great week, and be sure to book your next family fishing adventure with Sunset Lodge! Cale Albers
  19. Strong bite continues both bait fishing and trolling crankbaits. Resorts jig fishing, drifting spinners and downrigging with crankbaits. Schools of fish in the basin in 28-32 feet giving up good numbers of 16-18 inch walleyes. Garden Island and 9-12 miles off of Pine Island are holding fish. Some big headed eyes mixed in as well. Gold, silver and white have been strong. Water temp is 77 degrees. On the Rainy River, walleyes are being caught jigging and pulling crankbaits. Trolling this time of year is a great way to locate fish and catch multi-species. Nice pods of river walleyes available. Water clarity has improved. Sturgeon "keep" season is now open through Sep. 30 and sturgeon have been active. Up at the NW Angle, Deep water mud is the way to go using spinners and bottom bouncers with crawlers, or trolling crankbaits. The areas around Four Blocks and around Little Oak have held good fish. Gold, pink and orange are top colors. On the Ontario walleyes relating to off shore structure and deep mud. Spinners have been the most productive. The water temp is 74 degrees. Many nice sized fish have been boated and everyone has been going home with their limits! The Muskie action was mixed this past week. Good reports burning bucktails over cabbage and rocks.
  20. Consistent weather and the water at the warmest we’ve seen so far has shown that the hay day is here and the fishing are biting up here in the NW Angle on Lake of the Woods! On the Minnesota side we have found Walleyes mostly on the mud flats and some days on the reefs in that 22-29 foot range. The water temp has hit 74 degrees and spinners with minnows or crawlers have produced fish. Raps, bottom bouncers and down riggers are all at their peaks as well. On windy days we found trolling shorelines by the islands with hammered gold spinners and in line weights with cranks successful as well. Orange has been a good color in relation to catching many crayfish out in the mud, the fish are really relating to them. We have also been catching a lot of bonus- nice sized Saugers all around 14”. On the Ontario side Bass fishing was good trolling with Mepp’s Syclops. Many bass fishermen have reported catching Muskies, and nice ones to add, while trying for bass. This weeks reports for muskies were many in the 40”+ range as well as a 50”. Everywhere we were catching fish we noticed the buffalo heads, as they have hatched again, and many seagulls. For Walleyes fishing in saddles between reefs in 22-28 feet of water has proven successful with a spinner and a crawler. Plastic worms also are working well and they sure are a life saver if you run out of live bait. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  21. Hello everyone! Checking in from Sunset Lodge Resort on beautiful Oak Island, hope everyone had a fantastic week! Thanks to everyone that came to stay with us over the past week, we hope you had a wonderful time and made some fantastic memories. We had a great week as far as Mother Nature was concerned. A mix of clouds and sun along with some heat made for great boating and vacation weather, however fishing can get downright tough with those conditions especially this time of year. But, this is the Northwest Angle, and great fishing is always available as long as anglers can adjust and adapt to the conditions. On the U.S. side of the pond, the water temps are in the mid to upper 70's. Anglers are having luck finding walleyes in the deep mud near Four Blocks and Little Oak Islands. Working the mud to rock transitions in these areas with bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses has been most effective. Trolling deepwater crankbaits with down riggers or leadcore has also been producing good numbers of quality fish. Fishing in 30+ feet of water has not been uncommon during the heat of the day. Across the border in Canadian territory, again the famous Tug Channel has been a consistent producer of walleyes with a few saugers mixed in. The southern end of Tug out to Garden Island has been really cranking out good numbers of quality fish. With some dandy fish over the 25" mark being landed. Other areas worth checking out for eye's would be Poplar Island, Fox Island, Sturgeon Channel and Deepwater Bay. Again, working the offshore structure and mud areas with spinners and crankbaits has been the go to tactic. For all you musky faithful out there, the action has slowed some over the last week, with less fish being seen and only a handful being boated. Anglers that are raising fish have been burning bucktails over rock reefs and cabbage beds. And some who used stickbaits and topwater did well. But don't let the slow bite discourage you, some of the best action for these giant predators is yet to come! With July behind us, and August and September fast approaching the bite should definitely heat up over the next few weeks! Summer is quickly coming to an end folks, be sure to book your next fishing trip or family vacation with us here at Sunset Lodge! And don't forget that our fall fishing is some of the best in the country, and the waterfowl hunting is some of the finest in the area! Maybe a combination fishing/duck hunting adventure is in store for you this fall! Until next week folks, keep your line tight and set the hook. Take care! Cale Albers Sunset Lodge
  22. This past week we have seen plenty of storms, rain and heat but, that has not stopped fishermen and women from getting fish in their live wells. On the MN side this past week we have seen some good fishing. Pulling orange, gold or pink spinners with crawlers or pulling raps in 18-24 feet south of Oak and Flag Island as well as Little Oak has been producing fish. On the Ontario side pulling spinners with crawlers has been successful with the orange gold and pink colors due to fish feeding on crayfish. The depth has been between 24 and 27 feet in mud and on the breaks off of the reefs. The Muskie bite has been really heating up with a few 50-53-inch fish caught this week and many 40+. Wind swept points and shallow areas with boulders tight to weeds have been producing fish using top water baits. A few reports of weedy bays producing as well. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  23. MN In the NW angle this past week we have had some very windy days along with a few thunderstorms. With that being said, for the Walleye bite, the magic depth has been in 24-29 feet and a lot of fishermen have been having luck in the mud between Little Oak and Oak Island as well as around Four Blocks pulling spinners and bottom bouncers as well as with down riggers or snap weights with Raps. The Muskies have been found in shallow bays with rocks adjacent to weeds and deep water. Ontario On the Ontario side the Walleyes have been out deep in the mud off the rocks in 25-35 feet due to the recent storms and heavy winds. Spinners have been the most productive. The water temp is 70 degrees. Many nice sized fish have been boated and everyone has been going home with their limits! The Muskie action has really been picking up, we’ve had many fisherman report nice sized fish and a lot of them! We had a 50, 53 ½ and 53 incher all caught this past week. Jonathan had a great graduation party. A Special thanks to In Depth Outdoors, James Holst, Dave Koons and Joe Nelson form making the trek up, they caught some nice Walleyes and Muskies and gave the kids some lessons on the new Garmins. We had a great time! Until next week, Good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt and Jeremy Glessing Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  24. Hello again from Sunset Lodge on Oak Island! Hope everyone had a great week! Here in the Northwest Angle, things are about as good as they can be, the weather has been decent and just a few showers and storms to contend with. And the fishing has been good! The water temp was between 70 and 73 degrees this week. Stateside, anglers are finding that pulling night crawlers behind spinner rigs has been working well and catching walleyes. Depths range anywhere from 8 to 25 feet with hammered gold, copper, orange, and pink being the best producers. Areas to target are the flats and mud between Oak Island and Four Blocks, Little Oak, and Crowduck Islands. The South and East side of Oak Island has also been producing fish. Pulling crankbaits in 8 to 12 feet of water has also been working well. In Ontario, the Musky action has definitely been heating up! With numerous fish being seen and landed throughout the week. Reports of some larger specimens have been steadily coming in but the majority of fish being landed are between the 40" to 45" mark. Rock reefs and points seem to be the best bets for finding one of these giants. Casting bucktails and large spinnerbaits have been the best producers. Walleyes can be found among the reefs and rocky points in Bishop Bay, Tug Channel, Deepwater Bay, Monument Bay and Skeet Island. Big Narrows is also a good bet. Jigs with frozen shiners and fatheads in depths of 20 to 30 feet have been producing limits for anglers. Gold, pink, chartreuse, and orange are top colors. Hope everyone has a fantastic week! Come visit us soon at Sunset Lodge! Cale Albers ---------------------------------- The bug hatch is over! Fishing picking back up again. Up in Ontario, small reefs are all holding fish and the big reefs down in Little Traverse are all starting to have fish on them, too. The best fishing was in 22-26 feet right on the edge or top of the reef. Little Traverse is the place to be if it is calm enough to fish there. Otherwise, the reefs up by Skeet Island are all holding fish now too and you can get out of the wind. The best was a fluorescent colored jig tipped with a minnow. Jumbo perch are being caught along with the walleyes. On the Minnesota side, there have been boats all the way from Four Blocks down to Garden Island. Once again, fishing the edges of the reefs if pulling spinners. We took 9th in the Musky Bowl at Wiley Point this past weekend. Seen a lot of fish but they just wouldn't eat the bait at boatside. The winning team caught 5 muskys in the two days. You can already sign up for next year. It was a great turnout for the first year with 20 teams in it. Until next week good luck fishing! Forrest Huset Sunset Lodge
  25. 7/11/16 Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort, NW Angle Lake of the Woods Minnesota The Bug hatch is over and it is time to go south instead of north. The depth to be fishing has been from 22-30 feet. Little Traverse has been producing and the rock reefs are loading up good. The water temperature is at 70 degrees. There have been numerous launches up north from the south shore by Garden Island. Ontario Muskies have been found in both the weeds and rock this week, shallow rocks have seemed best. Flag Island Resort entered a boat in the Wiley Point Musky Bowl and it went great. We finished 9th, nice job Forrest and Jonathan. The walleye bite still seems to be in the transitional period due to continuous weather fronts which has slowed the progress. We have found fish in 6-30 feet of water. The edges of reefs and the deep water in front of the reefs have been producing but, no real pattern. We have seen some very nice fish being caught, 29 was the biggest this week and anything from 24-28 has not been a rarity. Frozen emerald shiners on a 3/8 oz. yellow and orange jig has seemed to be the hot choice. Crawlers and Leeches have also been working well on spinners. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt and Chuck Haggenmiller Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
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